Silverlight Compatibility Confusion...

April 3, 2008
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While reading through the Silverlight Runtime system requirements, I found two important (but under reported) limitations:

  • Silverlight 2 is only supported on OSX on Intel machines.  Silverlight 1.0 works on OSX on PowerPC’s, but version 2 is Intel only.
  • The new support for Windows 2000 is only for Silverlight 2.  Silverlight 1.0 apps will not work there.

While I understand the Windows 2000 limitation.  Back porting the Silverlight 1.0 makes sense to me. But I hoped some of my Apple-savy readers (if I haven’t pushed them all away) could tell me whether the PowerPC story matters.  Will non-support for Silverlight 2 matter to PowerPC Mac OSX users?